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Changing Lives

La Morita, Mexico:
The Missionary Oblates have been ministering in the Baja California region of northern Mexico since 1971. The border mission is complex both culturally and socially, and is truly a work among the poor and abandoned. Read more

Retired Oblates:
In the United States there are 85 fully retired Oblates and 33 Oblates in reduced active ministry. Like the people they served in the missions for so many years, these men require medical care, food, and shelter. Having lived lives of poverty and mission, these retired Oblates simply do not have the means to survive on their own.  Read more

Zambia Outreach:
The Oblates of the United States have actively supported the work of the Oblates in Zambia since 1984.  Since that that time these selfless missionaries have lent a helping hand in countless ways, providing health care, food, employment, education – and hope – to the people of Zambia.  Read more

Seminarians: 
Brother Devin Watkins is a student at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He reflects on how a family tragedy played a key role in his calling to religious life:  Read more

United States: 
The future of the Missionary Oblates is in the hands – and hearts – of our seminarians.  Read more

Make a Difference:
The Oblates reach out to people who are often overlooked by society.  Youth are no exception – the Oblates serve children by providing education, shelter, food and spiritual direction.  Each year youth ministers from Oblate parishes learn ways to improve outreach to youth and young adults through Oblate Youth Forums. Read more